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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Robert Smith was the campaigning journalist and author who, as longest-serving editor of the Evening Express in Aberdeen, led on issues that affected his native city, notably on oil. 

Beginning as a copy boy at the age of fifteen, Robert began his editorial training with DC Thomson, moving to the Weekly Journal after the war when he served with RAF Coastal Command initially aboard twin-engined Catalina flying boats operating out of Oban Bay, then as a wireless operator and air gunner in India. He became assistant night news editor with the Press & Journal in 1955, and then editor of the Evening Express in 1962. In 1984, after 22 years at the helm, he retired to write. Robert died in 2008 aged eighty-four.

 
 

 

 

 

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